Blackhawk Grille
Blackhawk Grille

Blackhawk Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blackhawkgrille.com/
  • Phone: 9257364295
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH



    Monday - Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 3:00 pm





    BRUNCH



    Saturday 11:30am - 3:30pm



    Saturday - Sunday 11am - 3pm





    DINNER



    Monday - Thursday 5 - 10pm



    Friday - Saturday 5 - 10:30pm



    Sunday 5 - 9pm





    DAILY HAPPY HOUR



    3-6pm (everyday) and 9-10:30pm (except Sundays)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Jason Buckley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer two private dining rooms and a lavish umbrella shaded patio along the lagoon for any of your events. Our team can help you plan and host corporate meetings, luncheons, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties and much more.
  • Private Party Contact: Grant Johnson 8883022014
  • Entertainment: We offer live musical performances every Thursday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoons during brunch!
  • Special Events: The Blackhawk Grille regularly hosts weddings, birthday parties, bridal showers, retirement dinners...the list goes on! So next time you're planning an event, think of us! We're happy to help make your occasion one you'll never forget.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crow Canyon & Camino Tassajara
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample free parking in the area.
A word from Blackhawk Grille
The Blackhawk Grille offers a menu filled with innovative flavor combinations, an extensive wine list and a water-side setting to enjoy a meal, cocktail, or bottle of wine in Northern California's beautiful Danville.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Blackhawk Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (97)neighborhood gem (58)great for lunch (50)scenic view (40)good for groups (40)special occasion (40)great for brunch (37)vibrant bar scene (37)fit for foodies (31)romantic (28)kid-friendly (24)notable wine list (20)hot spot (17)late-night find (17)Show More
  • Best dining outside!
    dinerdelight
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I thought we made reservations for the outside patio but if we did, it was not honored. Inside dining was very loud - Much different than the ambience of outdoor dining with strings of lights and ponds. Our waiter was wonderful and we all tried to make the best of the situation. Long story short - On a weekend night, dine outside or go elsewhere! p.s. Is there any way to view my original reservation to double check it??
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Table
    CookeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were seated outside as requested and it was terrific! Our waiter was helpful and friendly, just the right attentiveness despite how busy it was (there was a concern that night). We made a last minute reservation, which is why I love Open Table because I can always get a table. I was a bit disappointed with the Reuben sandwich :-( The meat was tasty, but way to oily and it made the bread soggy. Too bad cause the flavor was there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local area resident
    dr06
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Promised outdoor seating. Waited for an hour and was first offered a seat in the least desirable area inside. Asked for another table inside. The food was overcooked. It was very disappointing as we eat there often.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Atmosphere
    MarkJPVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The first part of the experience I noticed was the outdoor seating area situated by a very relaxing pond and small waterfall. The ducks swam quietly by giving the outdoor dining experience a wonderful setting for getting together with friends or a business meeting. Sometimes the ducks will hop up next to the tables which can be annoying but that seems to only happen when there aren't a lot of people sitting outside. The service was outstanding the last time I visited the restaurant (been there now twice) and the food was very good. The best part of this restaurant is the outdoor dining in my opinion and I plan on frequenting this place many more times in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hoppity
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Chicken pot pie was dry & too many potatoes & only a little chicken. Too much emphasis on the crust. The creamed spinach was really spinach soaked in cream. Not your basic creamed spinach. Need to change that soggy mess.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always lovely !!
    DanvilleDiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Perfect summer evening of patio dining for a casual dinner with friends. Service very attentive and friendly; food beautifully plated, hot and delicious - just a lovely dinner overall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing at best
    Danvillegrl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were looking forward to going to Blackhawk Grille for our 22nd anniversary dinner and had requested outdoor seating. When we arrived we were told that there is no available outdoor seating because of an outdoor concert series. 9 open tables sat for more than 45 minutes before being filled as we sat at a bar people watching and dining on overpriced and overcooked food. Most people that were finally seated at tables were having a few drinks-one couple actually brought their own wine-smart move actually. We ordered a full meal with apps and wine-the Lobster roll was mediocre- and my husbands chicken was dry and tough.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • travelingPhilVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Not as good as I remember it from a year or more ago.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of our favorites
    anandVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    one of our favorites - we each have different items on the menu that we enjoy (again and again!)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The salmon was overcooked; the potatoes undercooked--nearly rare. There were errors on the menu. Overpriced for the value received.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mediocre
    Againstthewind
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    started with the grilled artichoke appetizer which we have had three times in a row. Each time it is worse. This one was the smallest yet. My hamburger was charred on the outside and dry on the inside. Guess I should not order medium well again but the waiter said it would have some pink inside and not be dry. Dont think we will come back
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This place is always or top choice for any special occasion. It was yummy (the fries are such a treat) and the outside ambiance was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Dining
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food was really good and in good portion. The environment is kid friendly if u sit outside...my children enjoyed
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Terrific
    CookeVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had our anniversary dinner here and couldn't have had a more fun. Our waiter was friendly, funny, and engaging. He made super suggestions on food and drinks. We sat at a window by the kitchen pass so it was a bit warm, but otherwise a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining!
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always love to go the Blackhawk Grill. Inside and outside dining. Friendly staff and food selection is wonderful for all!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience; Great selection
    Hungryman
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Terrific, diverse menu options from casual to fine dining. Best pastrami sandwich ever! Outdoor seating is perfect in summer with ponds and ducks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blackhawk Grille - 2 thumbs up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was excellent and we matched by the service. The waiter was highly knowledgable, attentive and fun to deal with . We had a group of 8 and all enjoyed the meal and the environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love Blackhawk grill!!!!
    Patty
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a great waiter always enjoy the atmosphere. Thank you for being a late night restaurant Its hard to find that in sleepy Danville !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch find!
    Debo
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I met my friend for lunch at the BlackHawk Grille - neither of us had been there in years. It is as attractive as I remember. The service was great. We both had fun ordering the customized Mac and Cheese - how fun! Given that I'm vegetarian it gave me lots of options in addition to the scrumptious sounding veggie burger I will be trying next time. The caramel bread pudding was worth the calories. We both took home enough for another meal of both the Mac and Cheese plus dessert. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PatWVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Service was very attentive. Most of the food was tasty. The special halibut lacked flavor. Overall it was good experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off Night?
    Lolo
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Having been to Blackhawk Grille many times over the years, I was excited to spend my date night with my husband and some friends there. The apps were fine, but I ordered the Ahi salad for my entree. I was so disappointed in the salad. From it being drenched in salad dressing to the poor quality of the Ahi, it ruined the night for me. The Ahi was seared perfectly, but was tough and chewy with so many tough fibers going through-I could not even cut it with my knife. I was further disappointed when I told our server about it, he did not remove it from our bill. The dessert was delicious, so at least I left with a good flavor. Think I will stick to the bar next time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    Annsreviews
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My granddaughter and grandson-in-law took me to Blackhawk Grill to celebrate my 70th birthday. It was lovely. The ambiance was great, the food was very good, especially liked the fondue and veggies, my champagne cocktail was wonderful and my birthday dessert was excellent. I love going to the BHG. Our servers were very attentive and all of the above completed a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK at best
    wtorg
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Service was slow. Food was just OK.. Ordered desert and it took over 20 minutes to arrive. Almost cancelled the desert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Picked a bad night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had reservations to celebrate bday. Everything was perfect until we sat down. Didn't order anything but water and a beer. First bad thing is that the fries potatoes were raw, yes whit and flabby raw. Service was slow. We got a pizza, crab cakes and Ahi Tuna. The crab cakes were really good and the Ahi was not so good. No flavor, no color, no nothing. Of course my experience would have been better if I got a fork to eat! Waited 14 minutes for it, yes, I should have gotten up and get it myself. But for an over 30 dollar piece of fish I would hope to receive utensils. We wanted to finish and get out of there. We did but of course without half of the pizza that was supposed to be for us to take home but never made it to our table.....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tammy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    There were a lot of servers bustling about. We sat for a really long time before any one of them acknowledged us. But once that happened, the service was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely patio
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    service tends to be very sporadic and slow but the food is worth it!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1976 HS Reunite
    Luv2Try
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Took seven of the girls I graduated high school with in 1976. I think the waitress was a bit overwhelmed; kept forgetting items we'd request, so we'd have to ask again. Otherwise, she was very helpful, explaining the menu items extensively. Food was GREAT! Cocktails were very tasty. Overall experience very nice -- and the girls from Oregon, tip to bottom of California, all LOVED it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • letseatout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were warmly greeted at the door. Staff easily moved us from patio to dining room as we determined it would be too windy outdoors. Found food to be very appealing; the pasta was in a delicious, light crème sauce! Grilled seafood appetizer was also yummy. Service good; will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • small portions
    din3
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Small portions and pricey for what you get. Beef tasted like smoke and nothing else.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always...... Excellent!
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Since moving to America two years ago, we have tried nearly every restaurant in Danville, and I have to say, we always go back to the Blackhawk Grille. The staff are energetic, friendly and are always happy to see you. The food and menu is really really tasty, and the setting is just amazing! (I mean come on, who doesn't love eating near a beautiful lake/ river at the end of an outdoor mall, with swans and duckies and tropical plants!) They also have a great value-for-money rewards program. We will be going to the "Grille" for many years to come! The Aussies
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food can be better
    curageV
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My family used to go to this restaurant long time ago. In the beginning food was great, I guess all about chef. After years everything has been change, they add new bar room, but the food there oily, not healthy, in one word Burgerking. If you are into healthy life of style, it would be not easy to find something light to your glass of white wine. But the Ambience is good and service is excellent. Some of my friends saying that the food is overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quick Lunch
    Coolhanduk
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Went with three colleagues for lunch we ordered 2 ceaser salads with chicken, the open pulled pork sandwich with fires and the italian sausage pizza, other thing to say is everyone cleared their plate
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    mmcampi
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was our first-time coming for brunch on this special day. We were surprised of the variety of food being offered. It was all delicious, fresh, and bountiful. The service was terrific and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    Paris
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I have been here several times since moving to the area, as it quickly became a favorite of ours, and recently we took a group of visiting friends here. We all enjoyed our drinks and food, and the service was excellent as always. I love this restaurant and highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was good but our service was lacking. The waitress was nice but not very good. She forgot my second Margarita and had to be reminded and instead of fries with dinner my son ordered a potato and fries arrived. We told her of the mistake and still no potato until his dinner was done and he eventually had the potato for dessert. We also had to ask for salt & pepper and we got table shakers - no fresh pepper was even offered. The food was good but not great. We ate outdoors and it was cold - not enough outside warmers. We did ask to go inside but was told it would be a long wait. This was our first visit (a graduation celebration) and even though we live in the neighborhood not sure we will be back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was not our best dining experience
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We went in for my daughters high school graduation celebration. It was early so it wasn't very crowded. The service was not great at all. And the food was ok. We used to love this restaurant before they changed it and have gone back several times to give them chances but I don't think we will go back again. Slow service, not great food, and the restaurant was a mess. I don't recommend it if you were hoping for fine dining like it used to be.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time and we will be back!
    CookeVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Thought we'd just search Open Table suggestions for dinner and drinks at 7:00 on a Saturday and this place came up. It was last minute but we booked a 7:15 with no problem. Saw the great outdoor seating and thought we would try to change the table but it was packed, so we will definately reserve that next time! The cocktails were terrific, light and refreshing for the hot weather. Our waiter was really helpful on menu suggestions, the short rib meatloaf and jambalaya were delicious. I did substitute the rice for gluten free pasta, which was undercooked but I prefer more al dente' anyway. Overall really terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Possibly better on a week day
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had reservations for dinner to celebrate our son's graduation. The food took forever, 5 out of 6 of our plates were cold, over-cooked, or mis-portioned. The pulled pork sandwich was dry and burnt. The swordfish ($32), one was over cooked and dry, the other was better; one was a 3 inch square cut, while the other was a 1/2 inch triangular cut (dry/overcooked). The ruben was cold. The lobster roll was icy cold, but the waiter said it was suppose to be that way. Overall, great ambience, menu options, waitstaff, but the restaurant was toooooo loud indoors for any communication. Had to ask the waiter to repeat the special as they circled the table to take orders.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • happy with it!
    Ruby
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I had an excellent experience at this restaurant, I'll do it again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening on the patio.
    DanvilleDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great new menu item, flat iron steak, yum! My husband said his pork shank was delicious. Indulged ourselves with the chocolate dessert, decadently good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.